His design work ranges from facilitating MakerLabs to the creation of parties, including all the single components which need to be there to create the envisioned experience. He works through openness that everything should be Open so that whatever we do can be shared and build upon.
He is co-developing numerous projects like MakerLab, Enable Berlin, We Creative People, and Open Design City.
How are you engaged with betahaus?
I started working in the betahaus environment when Open Design City (the creative part at betahaus groundfloor) was opened. Firstly, as member, then, developing a close relationship with people that work at betahaus and other members, I started holding my own workshops and helped the ODC department in its earlier stage.
How does the coworking environment affects you?
Coworking is very important for my job mainly for two reasons: inspiration and new possibilities. I believe that working in a coworking environment helps me to maintain a fresh and updated mind on new trends. This is possible thanks to the possibility to work next to other members and gain inspiration from them. In addition, having the possibility to meet new people is very helpful for networking and might lead to create something together. In fact, when someone works in Open Design City and has a brilliant idea or starts being engaged in a certain project, other people might be interested in that project and join him to create a better product.
What is the biggest difficult that you faced in the coworoking environment?
Sharing tools and space sometimes might be difficult, especially if you are new to the coworking environment. Since the opening of Open Design City/ betahaus, more and more people joined this space and, sometimes, sharing the space with workshops or other members becomes frustrating. However, this is part of the coworking environment and it is a problem easily solvable by talking to the other members and creating your own internal coordination.
What are your future projects?
My next projects are: convention camp, and action research. Convention camp is based on expanding the “betahaus culture” and explaining it through experience and making people feel the actual sensation of being part of a coworking environment, instead of plain conventions and lectures. On the other hand, action research, is a project that helps to understand the future trends of the creative environment through interviewing people.
In addition, I want to keep working in the designing space environment and create experience for people.
Thanks for the interview!
From 8pm on, we'll open The Club where the DJ booth and the dance floor will turn into our playground. We've invited hip hop and pole dancers to open the dance floor and have a friends-only crazy-cool lineup planned for the night. We'll be mixing botanical cocktails with Fritz Cola and inviting you into our Photo Booth Room so you can take home some silly photos from the night. In The Club, you will also find The Balloon Room and The Zen Zone which will be our chill spot for the night. Check out the timeline in The Club and learn more about The Zen Zone below.
20:00 - 22:00 Dj Niggo
21:00 - 22:00 Hip-Hop Dancers
22:00 - 22.30 AinTheMachine
23:00 - 01:00: Michal Vagner
01:00 - 03:00: Asia
The Zen Zone
(to be announced): Cacao Experience with Moruga Cacao
19:00 - 21:00: Tea Ceremony with Thirsty Moon
Make sure to join our Facebook Event and RSVP on Eventbrite, so we can put your name into our Happiness Jar. This birthday bash is all about our community, and together with our partners we've prepared a special Prize Draw.
Throughout the whole night, you will find the rooms of The Basement filled with art pieces from our favorite Berlin-based creatives. From illustrations to paintings to wooden sculptures and installations - we've made sure to host an inclusive Berlin-like mix of all things art. Let us introduce to you to some of the artists, who you will meet down in The Basement:
Have you met .. the Softblobs? Since moving back to Berlin from the US, Gesine Krätzner has been making strange creatures out of fabric that she calls Softblobs. They are cute, random, and they'll be waiting in The Basement if you want to try playing around with them.
From toys made of fabric, we’re moving onto wooden sculptures. Matt Danko knows how to bring wood to life and does it amazingly in his free time. In The Basement, he’ll show his latest furniture pieces and sculptures.
In the same room as Matt, you’ll find Lisa Büscher, who has prepared for us a hyper realistic sculpture presentation that gives it the touch of the extreme, surrealistic and absurd. She de- and reconstructs and reorganizes human bodies like Utopia does society.
Colette is a Berlin-based creative working in photography, art direction and set design. Through her visuals she explores intimacy and anonymity. The space that falls somewhere in between.
Ocean. Now! is a collective that accelerates ocean protection. They work with different types of art to motivate our society to protect the Ocean -Now!
In the early afternoon, based in The Garden, you’ll meet Amaury BOUQUET. He’s a Berlin-based French artist from Saint Maur des Fossés, who has a background in social innovation and loves to play with symbols in his works. At 10 Years in beta, he’ll do his special Humanist Tarot readings from 4-6pm.
Parallel to him, also in The Garden, Sebastian Olivares will be painting live a special Mandala created for betahaus. Sebastian is a Berlin-based visual artist who specializes in painting mandala murals and has painted murals in Germany, Chile, Australia and Thailand.
Throughout the day ilan katin will be putting the party vibes onto a mural, specially created for betahaus. He's a Neukölln-based artist with experience in visual work, both static and performative, graphic design, illustration, comics, installations, animation and live video.
We think this one speaks for itself. If you need a little glitz or glitter to get you into the party spirit, come early and we'll do the rest.
Last, but not least, special thanks to our lovely partners who are helping us making this event happen.
Pilsner Urquell and Fritz Cola for the drinks, Emmy, Drivy, FrameRight, CoffeeCircle, Dream Facilitation, Moruga and BioWine for supporting our Prize Draw and our media partners from Silicon Allee, ASK HELMUT, Creative City Berlin and TechCode.